April Crowell

About April Crowell

Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM) Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.

Replenishing In Winter

In Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) Winter's energetic nature is one of quiet, calm and stillness.  It's an ideal time for deep introspection, rest and restoration.  It's a fine season to spend [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Everyday Living With Asian Medicine & Holistic Nutrition–12 Week Program–March 7-May 30, 2018

12 weeks, Wednesday 5-8pm. March 7th-May 30th.  Skipping March 28th. In my 24+ years of teaching and practice, one of the greatest things that I treasure [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Asian Medicine Blog, Classes, My Blogs|0 Comments

Winter Skin

Winter's weather and cold can often lead to dry, chapped and flaky skin.  Heating systems that force dry air may keep us warm and cozy, but will often leech out [...]

Baked Figs With Honey & Goat Cheese

Figs come into season in the late fall and early winter.  I love figs, and although they are not a native food to Idaho, I do indulge in a some [...]

Apple Cider Vinegar Taffy

Vinegar taffy?  Oh, yes.  My family would start making candies to give as Christmas gifts right after Thanksgiving.  This is a variation on an old family favorite recipe. It may [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Gluten Free, My Blogs, Recipes, Spring recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

Prepping For College Class–February 21st

Wednesday, February 21st, 5:30-7:30, $45 A class by request. Just as I prepare for travel, I am helping Clara prepare to go off to college. It's what we are supposed [...]

Pulse Assessment & Practice For Practitioners-January 17 & 31st

2 Wednesday, January 17th & 31st, 5:30-8:00 pm $115 This class is an excellent opportunity for practitioners to improve and refine their pulse taking skills and is open to my [...]

Gua Sha (Frictioning) Class–February 7th, 2018

Wednesday, Febuary 7th, 5:30-8pm, $55 Have spoon, will gua sha... Once when walking down to the pool to swim, I realized that people were stopping to stare.  There was a [...]

By | November 26th, 2017|Announcements, Asian Medicine Blog, Classes|0 Comments